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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Language Technology and the Semantic Web
From:   Nancy Ide
Email:   ide_(on)_cs.vassar.edu
Date received:   05 Nov 2002
Deadline:   07 Jan 2003
Start date:   14 Apr 2003

EACL 2003 Workshop CALL FOR PAPERS Language Technology and the Semantic Web 3rd Workshop on NLP and XML (NLPXML-2003) http://ww w.cs.vassar.edu/%7Eide/events/NLPXML3.html Within the NLP community, XML is accepted as the standard for data representation, especially for purposes of interchange and software interoperability. However, XML and the standards that surround it (XML schemas, XSL and XSLT, etc.) not only provide a standard representation format, but, more abstractly, also define a modeling language that has important ramifications for the ways in which we organize data, annotations, software architecture, etc. In addition, the Resource Definition Framework (RDF) and the Ontology Web Language (OWL) define an overall architecture for resources of all kinds whose eventual implications for natural language processing are less well understood within the NLP community. The goal of this workshop is two-fold: (1) to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of the use of XML and related standards (RDF, OWL, etc.) in NLP (including resource and software development, applications, tools, etc.); and (2) to clarify the "big picture" for NLP applications and resources vis a vis the XML framework and development of the Semantic Web. As such, the workshop is intended not only for those already using XML, but also members of the NLP community who seek a fuller understanding of the motivations and implications of XML, the Semantic Web, and related standards for the field. Rather than arguing the overall merits and possibilities of the Semantic Web, the workshop is intended to focus on the more technical aspects of its use and implementation. The workshop will include invited presentations that will cover in some depth the XML/RDF/OWL/Semantic Web architecture and attempt to identify the interactions among various activities (resource creation and annotation, application development, etc.) as well as the potential interactions with the RDF and Semantic Web layers. The number of presented papers will be limited to allow ample time for discussion and comment after each. This format should provide a forum for interaction among members of possibly disparate research communities, and a means for attendees to increase their knowledge and understanding of Semantic Web technologies. This workshop will be the third in a series, following on from the first NLPXML Workshop held at NLPRS 2001 in Tokyo, Japan and the second at COLING 2002 in Taipei, Taiwan. The purpose of the workshop series is to enable communication and cooperative development of XML/Semantic Web practices and standards for language resource creation and use, application development, etc. SUBMISSIONS Topics We invite submissions on (but not necessarily limited to) the following topics: - concrete examples of the use XML, RDF, OWL and the Semantic Web for NLP resources and applications - XML/RDF/OWL use for linguistic annotation, including overall data architecture, implications for editorial practices, linkage mechanisms and issues for NLP data, etc. - use of XML, RDF and OWL in Semantic Web-based question answering and document generation applications - definition of data models and data categories for NLP using XML, RDF, OWL - XML/RDF-based standards for NLP and language resources - use of XML mechanisms (schemas, XSL, XSLT, links, etc.) in specific applications/resources - XML/RDF-aware NLP tools Submission format Submissions should not exceed 8 pages in length, and must follow the EACL style guidelines at ht tp://ufal.ms.mff.cuni.cz/%7Ehajic/eacl03/submission.html. Please send submissions in PDF or PS format as an email attachment to ide_(on)_cs.vassar.edu. IMPORTANT DATES Paper submissions due: 7 January 2003 Notification of acceptance: 28 January 2003 Camera-ready papers due: 13 February 2003 Workshop Date: 14 April 2003 WORKSHOP CHAIRS Nancy Ide Vassar College, USA e-mail : ide_(on)_cs.vassar.edu Laurent Romary LORIA/CNRS, France e-mail : romary_(on)_loria.fr Graham Wilcock University of Helsinki, Finland e-mail: graham.wilcock_(on)_helsinki.fi PRELIMINARY PROGRAM COMMITTEE Paul Buitelaar (DFKI, Germany) Jean Carletta (University of Edinburgh, UK) Key-Sun Choi (KAIST, Korea) Thierry Declerck (DFKI, Germany) Steve DeRose (Brown University, USA) David Durand (Brown University, USA) Tomaz Erjavec (Institute Jozef Stefan, Slovenia) Nancy Ide (Vassar College, USA) Christophe Laprun (NIST, USA) Ewan Klein (University of Edinburgh, UK) Jimmy Lin (MIT, USA) Chieko Nakabasami (Toyo University, Japan) Naoyuki Nomura (Justsystem/Hosei University, Japan) Antonio Pareja-Lora (UCM, Spain) Laurent Romary (Loria/CNRS, France) Manfred Stede (U Potsdam, Germany) Henry Thompson (University of Edinburgh, UK) Fabio Vitali (University of Bologna, Italy) Kuansan Wang (Microsoft, USA) Graham Wilcock (University of Helsinki, Finland) CONFERENCE and REGISTRATION INFO See the conference website at http://www.conferences.hu/EACL0 3/

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